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Default SlideBelt - Has anyone tried them?

Has anyone tried a SlideBelt? It's a belt with no buckle holes and works with a ratcheting mechanism that kind of reminds me of a ratcheting clasp on a watch bracelet.

The prices really aren't bad for a leather belt.

I'm thinking about trying one, but thought I would see if anyone has tried them.

https://www.slidebelts.com/pages/our-story



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slide on bro...

let me know how she hoists the slacks-
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Yup, this is a common system in Asia and I had a couple years ago. The ones I had worked wonderfully but YMMV. BTW, I have a bit of a belly so don't be worried that it may only work on skinny folks .
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Yup, this is a common system in Asia and I had a couple years ago. The ones I had worked wonderfully but YMMV. BTW, I have a bit of a belly so don't be worried that it may only work on skinny folks .
No worries about skinny here. I've got belly as well.
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I've been buying something similar from the Mission Belt Company for a few years. I first saw them on Shark Tank. I like their belts a lot.

http://missionbelt.com/?gclid=CjwKEA...kLLhoCsFnw_wcB

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I've been buying something similar from the Mission Belt Company for a few years. I first saw them on Shark Tank. I like their belts a lot.

http://missionbelt.com/?gclid=CjwKEA...kLLhoCsFnw_wcB


Thanks for the info on that one.
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I have a few mission canvas belts. I love them!


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Do you have to cut them or do they come in sizes? I was looking at the slide belt ones but they are all 48 inch and I was told by CS you had to cut them (preferably with high end scissors) and then burn the end. I do not see any canvas options on the Mission site.
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Stewie:
Best chance of acquiring a belly is:
1. Getting married
2. Drinking vast quanities of suds

Or the combination of both. Been there, seen that
and done that.

BTW. Belt looks great. Rock on Stewie!!!

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Do you have to cut them or do they come in sizes? I was looking at the slide belt ones but they are all 48 inch and I was told by CS you had to cut them (preferably with high end scissors) and then burn the end. I do not see any canvas options on the Mission site.

You may have to cut if it is too long or you have too much tongue hanging past the buckle. You don't see the cut because it gets hidden in the buckle. Interesting comment about burning the end. Was that Mission or Slidebelt? I wouldn't think you would need to do that with Slidebelt because they claim there's is leather with no filler/padding.

Here is some info from the Mission site that shows the process of how you cut and fit it in the buckle (no instruction to burn). The SlideBelt works the same way.
http://missionbelt.com/pages/too-big

I think the "canvas" on Mission is the Nylon betls: http://missionbelt.com/collections/nylon-collection

Are you going to order something? I still haven't decided. I'm sure I will at some point, but I'm not in a rush.
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Stewie:
Best chance of acquiring a belly is:
1. Getting married
2. Drinking vast quanities of suds

Or the combination of both. Been there, seen that
and done that.

BTW. Belt looks great. Rock on Stewie!!!

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You may have to cut if it is too long or you have too much tongue hanging past the buckle. You don't see the cut because it gets hidden in the buckle. Interesting comment about burning the end. Was that Mission or Slidebelt? I wouldn't think you would need to do that with Slidebelt because they claim there's is leather with no filler/padding.

Here is some info from the Mission site that shows the process of how you cut and fit it in the buckle (no instruction to burn). The SlideBelt works the same way.
http://missionbelt.com/pages/too-big

I think the "canvas" on Mission is the Nylon betls: http://missionbelt.com/collections/nylon-collection

Are you going to order something? I still haven't decided. I'm sure I will at some point, but I'm not in a rush.
Slide belts was the one who suggested I cut. Still have not decided due to that fact. In addition am a little concerned about getting a good fit with it in regards to being able to tighten the belt once it is on the waist. Have only seen videos of the process on a table and not actually on a person.
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Slide belts was the one who suggested I cut. Still have not decided due to that fact. In addition am a little concerned about getting a good fit with it in regards to being able to tighten the belt once it is on the waist. Have only seen videos of the process on a table and not actually on a person.
UPDATE: If you watch the Mission Belt video to the end it takes you to another video site where there was a guy showing the process on himself. Looks easy enough.
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Do you have to cut them or do they come in sizes? I was looking at the slide belt ones but they are all 48 inch and I was told by CS you had to cut them (preferably with high end scissors) and then burn the end. I do not see any canvas options on the Mission site.

They come in basic sizes. I cut mine down a little to remove a little of the extra tail. You do this at the buckle.


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They're brilliant. I searched for years, saw Mission, read a pretty crazy story about how SlideBelts came first and Mission was started by a cousin who stole he idea, so I went with the original. Trimming is pretty standard and they come with trim marks. I really love them and have ordered several. Many thumbs up.

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The mechanism of the buckles is different. I'll have to order the Slide to check it out... They are more expensive, so we'll see if there is any difference in quality


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Or you Freeks could cut out the guess work and buy "galouses" Aka
suspenders. Do they still sell em?

The final (and worse, IMO) opion. Buy overalls. Man how I hated
wearin overalls. All my town buddies called me "Sodbuster" "Digger
Boy" or "Hay Seed". Tain't funny raisin cotton on an 80 acre Texas
farm. That's my story an Im sticking to it!!

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I just picked up a black canvas mission belt. Works really well however I probably need to cut it down a bit as it goes up to the 2nd loop to the left of my jeans. I order the 42" one and should have opted for the next size down. I have 34" jeans but was worried the smaller size may be too short.
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I just picked up a black canvas mission belt. Works really well however I probably need to cut it down a bit as it goes up to the 2nd loop to the left of my jeans. I order the 42" one and should have opted for the next size down. I have 34" jeans but was worried the smaller size may be too short.
Good to hear!

What's the canvas like? I was thinking about getting one of those.
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Good to hear!

What's the canvas like? I was thinking about getting one of those.
Nice canvas ,thick enough to hold up but not overly thick. Kind of has a nato strap look to it. Probably going to pick up a couple more.
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